Your Best Shot Spring 2014

Back in the winter we gave GetHiroshima readers a tall order. We asked people to submit a photo that would make people go Wow! when they turned the page to our two page spread in the inaugural edition of the GetHiroshima Magazine.

We got some nice submissions, but our editorial and design team were unanimous in declaring a nighttime shot of Kintai-kyo Bridge during cherry blossom season “your best shot”.

When we put out the call for reader submissions, we weren’t actually looking for something so “touristic”, but when it came down to it, Tori Maas’s photo of the winner of our best hanami spot poll was the one that looked best at the demanding B4 size, and fit well with our main seasonal feature. It is testimony to the quality of Tori’s shot, that, on opening the page, many readers asked how much we had paid to get a pro to take the shot for us! Thank you for submitting Tori. Click on Tori’s photo below to view it large.

Kintai-kyo Bridge at night during cherry blossom season by Tori Maas
Kintai-kyo Bridge at night during cherry blossom season by Tori Maas

If you would like to submit a photo to be considered for the cover of the GetHiroshima Mag or for the two page “Your Best Shot” feature please send us a copy, a low resolution version or a link to a hosted version of your shot to [email protected].

Image Requirements
Cover photo: 160 x 160mm > minimum 1890 x 1890 pixels
Your best shot: (B4): 370 x 263mm > minimum 4370 x 3106 pixels
No unwanted blur at 100% after any necessary cropping.


Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of and loves running in the mountains.